Sexual health

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Articles​

Food intake diet and sperm characteristics in a blue zone: a Loma Linda Study

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27280539/

Journal: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Publication Date: 08/2016

Summary: Observational study of males in Loma Linda. The study showed that the vegetables-based food intake decreased sperm quality

Key Takeaways

Loma Linda is a "Blue Zone" and a significant portion of the population consumes a plant based diet. Men in Loma Linda have decreased sperm quality.

Do Plant Based Diets Lead to Low Sperm Counts?

Maternal and gestational risk factors for hypospadias

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/18709149/

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives

Publication Date: 08/2008

Summary: A pregnancy diet lacking meat and fish appears to increase the risk of hypospadias in the offspring

Key Takeaways

Hypospadias in a congenital malformation in a child's penis that may occur due to the lack of meat and fish in the mother's diet during pregnancy.

This Can Happen To Your Child's Penis If You Don't Eat Meat While Pregnant

A maternal vegetarian diet in pregnancy is associated with hypospadias. The ALSPAC Study Team. Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/10619956/

Journal: BJUI International

Publication Date: 08/2008

Summary: As vegetarians have a greater exposure to phytoestrogens than do omnivores, these results support the possibility that phytoestrogens have a deleterious effect on the developing male reproductive system.

Key Takeaways

Mothers who consume vegetarian diets high in phytoestrogens may be associated with poor development of their baby boy's penis. This abnormal development can lead to hypospadias.

Plant Based Diets Can Do What To Your Penis?

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